Forest Action Plan

Investing resources to address management and landscape priorities

Arkansas is a diverse state comprised of 33.3 million acres, 56 percent of which is forested. More than half of Arkansas’s 18.8 million forested acres are oak and other hardwoods, and 41 percent are softwoods dominated by pine. Arkansas’s Forest Action Plan addresses six pervasive issues related to the conservation of its forests: water quality and quantity, forest health, forest fragmentation, parcelization and urbanization, forest productivity, climate change, and fire management. The Action Plan provides strategies for addressing each of these issues.


Best Management Practices

Arkansas’ best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The Arkansas Forestry Commission is responsible for BMPs development.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Arkansas Forestry Publications

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